Huppertz - Die Nibelungen (Suite)
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Label: Pan Classics
Cat No: PC10346
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th April 2016
ArtistsFrankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Huppertz wrote in a lush, late-Romantic idiom. With Die Nibelungen, he evokes Wagner's take on Teutonic mythology through a highly lyrical and orchestrally expansive score that resists being imitative. The music echoes Wagner without attempting to mimic it. At the same time, Huppertz’s musical language resembles Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Walter Braunfels and Eugene D’Albert.
This CD presents a suite with highlights from Huppertz’s original score whose total length is more than four hours. The pieces for the suite were selected by Frank Strobel, Germany’s leading film music conductor and musical director of this recording with the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony).
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